Waiting on Wednesday #5 – Tash Hearts Tolstoy


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming book releases you’re dying for!


After a shout-out from one of the Internet’s superstar vloggers, Natasha “Tash” Zelenka finds herself and her obscure, amateur web series, Unhappy Families, thrust into the limelight: She’s gone viral.

Her show is a modern adaptation of Anna Karenina—written by Tash’s literary love Count Lev Nikolayevich “Leo” Tolstoy. Tash is a fan of the forty thousand new subscribers, their gushing tweets, and flashy Tumblr GIFs. Not so much the pressure to deliver the best web series ever.

And when Unhappy Families is nominated for a Golden Tuba award, Tash’s cyber-flirtation with Thom Causer, a fellow award nominee, suddenly has the potential to become something IRL—if she can figure out how to tell said crush that she’s romantic asexual.

Tash wants to enjoy her newfound fame, but will she lose her friends in her rise to the top? What would Tolstoy do?

Hardcover, 367 pages
Expected publication: June 6th 2017 by Simon & Schuster

Super dying for this one!

I got approved for an e-arc and I’m loving it so far!

Ace representation and geek/nerd/bookworm MC – thats all I have to say!


Top Five Wednesday: Books as Event Themes

Top Five Wednesday is a book meme that Lainey started, and is now hosted by Sam at Thoughts on Tomes.
If you want to join in checkout the Goodreads page!

May 10th: Books as Event Themes
— It’s party season, whether that is high school prom, weddings, or summer holiday events. What books would make a good party/event theme??

1 – High School Prom: The Selection

Prom is about pretty dresses. The Selection – for all its faults – has very pretty dresses and very pretty color schemes that would make lovely prom decorations.

2 – A Wedding: Harry Potter

I’ve seen too many gorgeous Harry Potter weddings to not mention/pick this.

3 – Summer BBQ: Percy Jackson

Percy Jackson books just give me a very summer-y vibe. Probably because I read most of them at my cousin’s house after swim class all in one summer, but still. They’re fun, family friendly, and have great potential for themed snacks (blue cookies and chips!).

4 – A Kid’s Birthday Party: Roald Dahl Books

Dahl’s books are basically a childhood staple for any reader and I think they’d make great kid’s party themes. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, James and the Giant Peach… All have great decorations and food/snacks inspiration potential. Plus, you can watch a movie to go along with the party!

5 – Homecoming: Inkheart

Every year, Homecoming at my school is book themed (Great Gatsby, Willy Wonka etc.).

So obviously Homecoming gets a bookish theme in here. Personally, I think Inkheart has the potential for lots of great decorations (the book goes through lots of gorgeous settings).